When we first tackled Dungeon Saga there were plenty of features we wanted from a dungeon crawler. It could have all these things and be all-things to all-people, though there was a massive risk of missing the mark and creating a complicated mess that no one understood.
Deadzone is a touch guilty of trying to satisfy all of our desires at once.
So with Dungeon Saga we made a conscious choice to make a clear split between what we would put into the core game – Ronnie has already covered this in his blog post at the start of the week – and where the remaining content would go.
These were all great ideas we felt gamers would move onto having played the core game, and so we put the Adventurer’s Companion.
What is the Adventurer’s Companion?
The Adventurer’s Companion is a boxed set that includes:
- A Magic Book Box like the main game
- The 96-page full colour softback Adventurer’s Companion book.
- Character Pad, for designin your own characters.
- Over 250(!) Cards
- Over 220 Counters
You can see specifically what the different cards and counters are here.
This set gives you all of the tools you need to start your own Dungeon Saga. It can be broken down into several sections:
Build your hero – Generate a truly individual Hero or Overlord from scratch, based on any model in your collection. The choice is yours, from name and profession to spells and songs!
Design the Dungeon – Conjure up your very own maps, objectives and backstory. From the cavernous to the claustrophobic, we give you the tools and tips to put together a unique challenge. There’s also a bestiary section including enemies from across Kings of War to drop into your adventures.
Level Up – Watch proudly as your Character evolves from the very first adventure, gaining levels, abilities, and above all great stories to tell! Will you master a discipline, or branch out and learn new skills?
Be Bad – Turn the game on its head by playing as an evil party, heading off to take down a ‘good’ Overlord and his band of so-called Heroes.
Explore – Between adventures, visit one of 13 different downtime locations to rest, replenish and more! Will it be Tavern or the Temple this time?
Play Solo or Full Co-op – These rules allow for a new and engaging single-player experience, in addition to a co-operative mode in which no Overlord player is required!
Tackle Uncharted Dungeons – Venture into the unknown and hold your breath as the map unfolds before you in this exciting variant where no-one knows what lurks around the next corner!
All of that and the Companion includes all of the core rules too – this means that if you’ve already got a playing surface and some miniatures, you can get this set and use it like a tabletop-rpg system.
We appreciate the description above takes an overview level of what you can expect from the set, and our new few posts will focus in on a few different aspects in more details.
Let’s put it into a vote – which bit do you want to know about first? We’ve seen a lot of interest in the full co-op/solo play rules. Should we do that one first? Let us know in the comments.
Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King’s Quest is now available to pre-order from your local retailer or the Mantic webstore. Pre-order before the 31st June and get a free exclusive Legendary Mortibris figure.